A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy and a man have died in a house fire in Penistone.

An 11-year-old boy is also in hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after the blaze in Tennyson Close.

Firefighters were called at around 6.30pm on Wednesday evening.

On arrival they found a fully-developed fire throughout the house and rescued three people from the property.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of fire crews, a 44-year-old man and a boy died in the incident.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has started.